Full Association meeting in Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth Centre, next door to the Scottish Parliament. We get a good turnout with in excess of 50 delegates attending and we have one of the best debates in years. Bad start to the day when I receive a parking ticket outside my hotel, despite the fact I have paid at the meter.
The topics and speakers are excellent, we have Dr Steve Griggs from INLOGOV talking along with Mark Bramah on Governance Neighbourhoods and Service Delivery, Dr Richard Williams giving us 10 top tips on tackling climate change on a practical basis, Neil McInroy of CLES on the Economic Footprint of Local Government. It was rather daunting to follow some top presentations but Pat Taggart and myself then covered Housing developments in England, Wales and Scotland.
For good measure I get next years budget and the 3 year Business Plan approved.
I then dash from East to West to attend Glasgow's Lord Provost's Burns Supper. One thing I love about Glasgow is they know how to put on excellent civic functions and this was one of the best. Kaye Adams was hosting the event and many stars entertained us over the course of the evening, being seated next to Fergus Chambers and the Prime Ministers brother John Brown also helped.